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Feb. 23rd, 2011

i love you toast

orange crush!

*Especially for orange lovers Julia Denos and Sara Lewis Holmes.

Pippi by Meanest Indian/flickr


Sonia Luna/flickr

Thomas Hawk/flickr

Sofia Katariina/flickr

laura the artist/flickr

Orange Cream Dessert Squares recipe at

Orange Cream Soda Pop Cupcakes by vanessacontessa/flickr.




Cheers, Dahlings! Do you know I have a crush on you?

Hope you have a colorful adventure or two today ☺!

Carrot Soup by digiyesica/flickr.

the soup maker

**More Color posts here.

Copyright © 2010 Jama Rattigan of jama rattigan's alphabet soup. All rights reserved.

Jul. 26th, 2010

summer soup

blue monday

"Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again." ~ L. Frank Baum

"Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?" ~ James Montgomery

"Country Blues" by Lisa Lorenz (available for purchase here).

Blue's the coolest color on a sizzling summer's day.

Let's sit back and chill while those blues drift this way . . .

photo by Woody the bear.

       Show me your blue books!
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Feb. 17th, 2010


a splash of color for the winter weary

"A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love; The world is waiting for the Spring." ~ Sara Teasdale

Thanks for brightening my world with your friendship!

If you've been doing a lot of snow shoveling recently, you definitely deserve one of these:

 Flower Bite Cookies by chiccookiekits.

Tra-la and on your way!

More Pajama Party posts here.

More colors here!

♥ Gorgeous floral photos from
Majlee's flickr photostream.

Copyright © 2010 Jama Rattigan of jama rattigan's alphabet soup. All rights reserved.

Jan. 26th, 2010


the yellow post

In the midst of bleak winter, a spot of color to brighten your week.

 photo by annapurna356.

 photo by Made in Mississippi.

 Yellow submarine cookies by Whipped Bakeshop.

             French gnome bowls available at P.O.S.H.

 photo by katiescrapbooklady.

      photo by Diberjones.

     photo by jonny taise.

 "Yellow Brick Road" by Digital Cual.

 Do you have any yellow books?

  photo by Toronto Rob.

            photos by poseidon.

            Yellow rose cupcake by Alien Spouse.


  photo by Batikart.

Today's yellow was brought to you by happiness, optimism, sunshine, hope, and smiling. It was inspired by this post, entitled, "Sweet," at A Year of Reading.

May joy follow you always.

Copyright © 2010 Jama Rattigan of jama rattigan's alphabet soup. All rights reserved.            

Dec. 23rd, 2009

santa bear

show me your red and green!

photo by eclectica miami.

The gathering of the red and green!
They're definitely great colors for book covers.

Would love to see what you've got! Post a pic or leave a comment with your red or green titles.  ☺

photo by stephen.hughes56.

Happy Reading this holiday!

Copyright © 2009 Jama Rattigan of jama rattigan's alphabet soup. All rights reserved.

Nov. 18th, 2009

autumn pooh

orange, please!

Show me your ORANGE (or other fall colors) books!

Let's spread some autumn cheer around the blogosphere. Post a pic, leave me your link in the comments and I'll add it to this post so others can enjoy. Whatcha got?

Oh, here's another one ☺!

Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum (National Geographic Books, 2009)! Share this one at your Thanksgiving table.♥

And another!

The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. by Kate Messner (Walker Books, 2009). So leafy-luscious! ☺

More Orange Goodness:

From Tammi Sauer:

Third Grade Baby
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
Stuck in the 70s

From Miss Rumphius:

Once Around the Sun (Katz)
Butter Battle Book (Seuss)
Sisters and Brothers (Jenkins)

From Barb Etlin:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
A Manual of Style
Fast Fiction: Creating Fiction in Five Minutes
Melanie Martin Goes Dutch
Everyday Life in the Middle Ages
How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci
A Dowry of Owls
The Courage to Write
The Embarrassment of Riches

From Jules at 7-Imp:

To Be Like the Sun (Swanson, Chodos-Irvine)

From Kevin Slattery:

Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files (Wiener)

From Douglas Florian:

Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina

From Debbie Fulmer:

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet (Gottschall).

Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
~Emily Dickinson
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